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THE
Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 6-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 15, 1974 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Fleming

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soft policy on porno
Asks film sponsors for 'maturity'
_......... _.............. ...... .By DAVID BLOM QUIST
President Robben Fleming yes-
terday released his version of a
proposed University policy on por-
nographic films, calling for volun-
tary restraint on the part of stu-
dent film groups.
Considerably less blunt than ex-
pected, Fleming's guidelines state
that campus film groups are "to
exercise mature judgment in offer-
ing films," but contain no provi-
sions for enforcement by the Uni-
' ha.'versity.
i FLEMING REFUSED to explain what
he meant by "mature judgment." "I
would hope they (the film groups) would
define it," he said.
Fleming will formally present his
policy draft to the Board of Regents
and the filr groups at the Regents' pub-
ic meeting schdutled for 2 p.m. tomor-
rl row aternoon.
1- '_-vThe current controversy over X-rated
movies began in April when some Re-
gents were enraged by the showing of
the porno film Deep Throat by support-
ers of State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor). The Regents demanded that the
W [tadministration and the student film
agromps draw up guidelines to regulate
the orese ntation of pornographic films.
THE INITIAL. response from the stu-
dent film organizations to Fleming's
proposed porno policy was mixed yes-
terday, although all thought that the key
Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB "mature judgment" clause was too
vague and subjective.
The og ays beginthat his "first reaction is positive," not-
tht hompfisrion if osCinea "Gildsai
Something resembling summer weather finally arrived-if only for a short while-in the city yesterday, and this fellow ing especially that the Fleming proposal
and his friend decided to take advantage of the sun while they could. Unfortunately, rain moved into the area last night "is not setting tip any sort of controls."
and is expected to continue through tomorrow. See FLEMING, Page 5
Judiciary unit finds evidence gaps
WASHINGTON ()-The House Judi- in a closed-door session last week. H. R. Haldeman and Charles Colson. vestigation of Watergate might disclose
ciary Committee, digging deeper into the Also, tapes of three meetings between a secret CIA operation.
Watergate cover-up as part of its im- THE COMMITTEE is conducting this Nixon and Haldeman on June 23, 1972, In o t h e r Watergate-related develop-
peachment hearings, found more gaps in phase of the inquiry in secret to protect were not supplied to the committee, Doar ments yesterday:
the evidence yesterday as a result of the individuals mentioned in that evidence said. * A House committee approved 36-0 a
White House refusal to supply more and for that reason Rodino ruled St. In material justifying a request for a report saying $17.1 million in federal
tapes. Clair's memo unacceptable. subpoena, Doar noted that the June 20 money has been spent in connection with
Chief counsel John Doar recommended One member said St. Clair's brief also meetings and conversations took place President Nixon's private homes.
that the committee consider issuing sub- concluded that the committee had no after Nixon had conferred by telephone The report said action should be taken
poenas today for as many as 10 of the need to subpoena an April 4, 1972, tape with former Atty. Gen. John Mitchell. to recover any improper expenditures-
76 presidential conversations it has re- in an effort to discover whether Nixon The White House has said this con- without alleging any specific improper
quested. had prior knowledge of the Watergate versation, the first between Nixon and spending on the Nixon homes--and rec-
CHAIRMAN PETER RODINO (D-N.J.) break-in because evience furnished by Mitchell after the break-in, took place on ommended that permanent security sys-
said the request will be considered at a the White House makes it clear he did a telephone not included in the White tems in the future be limited to only
9 a.m. EDT meeting today before the The April 4 conversation took place House recording system. one of a president's private residences,
committee resumes hearing evidence four days after the plan for the Water- A DICTABELT recording of Nixon's 0 A House Judiciary Committee ob-
gathered by the impeachment inquiry gate break-in had been approved by recollection of that conversation with tained public documents on the inquest
staff. Nixon's re-election committee, according Mitchell was played for the committee into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but
A legal brief opposing Doar's request, to testimony by committee official Jeb yesterday, its first opportunity to hear its chairman said yesterday the papers
prepared by President Nixon's chief Stuart Magruder. In addition to that con- any of the tapes or Dictabelts it has re- were wanted solely for procedural guid-
Watergate lawyer, James St. Clair, was versation, Doar cited nine other gaps ceived. ance-and proved useless,
rejected by the committee on the grounds in the evidence he is presenting to the Doar's justification for needing tapes Rodino said the panel's interest in the
it contained confidential material. committee. of the three June 23 meetings notes that legal briefs had no connection with the
St. Clair's brief had been distributed SIX DEAL with meetings and tele- previous testimony in Watergate trials Chappaquiddick incident itself or with
when objections were raised that it dealt phone conversations on June 20, 1972, and investigations indicates the White Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), in
with secret grand jury evidence covered between Nixon and his former aides House was concerned that the FBI in- whose car Kopechne died.

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